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Washington, D.C. – Third District (Northern Area I and II Chapters) – Brothers of Alpha Omega, Kappa Psi, Psi Nu, Psi Alpha Alpha, Omicron Kappa Kappa, Tau Rho and Pi Lambda Lambda Chapters, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. participated in the NBC4 and Telemundo 44 Health and Fitness Expo at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on January 12, 2019. The brothers were asked by Brother Kevin Brown, Third District Representative to work with the Black Greek Letter Consortium (BGLC) as requested by Brother Dr. David Marion, 41st Grand Basileus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Brother Kenneth Barnes, Executive Director, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. initiated contact with Dr. Camille White, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Jennifer Jones, BGLC Program Lead and Dr. Johni Cruse Craig, BGLC Community Engagement Counselor, trained the brothers to serve as volunteers at this event. Dr. White led the coordination alongside the Sigma Gamma Rho Program Coordinator, Jacqueline Greely to coordinate all trainings, meetings, conference calls and booth space. The booth space was #701.
Dr. White stated that the brothers of Omega came through with great support. Brother Conrado B. Morgan, First Vice District Representative, Third District was tasked by Brother Kevin Brown to take the lead for this event. Brother Morgan was successful in getting forty-five brothers from seven different chapters to sign up, volunteer at the booth and successfully engaged the entire bottom floor of the convention center.
The brothers were asked to share information about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program. They were able to inform several hundred people about precision medicine – and the rest of the organizations from the BLGC were able to do the same. The All of Us Research Program hopes to advance precision medicine by encouraging 1 million or more individuals to share their health information for medical research that could improve health for generations to come. The chapters provided gifts for kids in attendance, raffled off every hour. The kids (or parents) completed some type of exercise activity to be eligible for the raffle. The All of Us Research Program is expected to reach and do research for 1,000,000 people. 85,000 people are expected to attend the expo each year. To learn more about this valuable and impactful program, please visit www.joinallofus.org/together. Connect with Omega Phi Psi on social media for current updates and event announcements that will steadily increase across the nation. #joinallofus #bglc #omgeapsiphi